Democracy Without Consensus: Communalism and Political Stability in Malaysia

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Democracy Without Consensus: Communalism and Political Stability in Malaysia

By Karl Von Vorys
Princeton University Press, 1975
443 pp. $20.00
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Most democratic polities have a homogeneous electorate and a shared value system. But democracy has survived in Malaysia for almost three decades with neither. How have the Malay, Chinese and Indian communities managed this? The answer is in this fascinating and theoretically provocative case study.